Alpine A110 Première Edition unveiled for Salon Privé image

Following the introduction of the reborn Alpine A110 at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year, the automaker is ready for a new reveal – the A110 Première Edition, hitting the Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace.

On show from August 31 to September 2, the A110 Première Edition will then hit dealerships across Europe in no more than 1,955 units, sometime next year. The 1,955 examples of the A110 Première Edition are expected to kick off from €58,500 at home in France, and this special edition is expected to carry goodies such as leather-upholstered Sabelt one-piece seats, 18-inch forged wheels, and a Focal stereo. Otherwise, it will be a standard A110, evocative of the past but with a firm grasp of the future – retro style is blended with high tech lightweight construction.

Using an aluminum body the small sports car is going to tip the scales at a mere 2,380 pounds (1,080 kilograms), with the French brand putting major focus on handling and maneuverability – thanks to a low center of gravity and 44:56 front-rear weight distribution. Motivation is provided by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder good for 252 horsepower (188 kilowatts) and 236 pound-feet (320 Newton-meters) of torque, using a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to send power to the rear axle. Not to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) is done in 4.5 seconds and it will top out at 155 mph (250 kph).